Hey, Here's the Google Pixel Slate

Doris Richards
October 10, 2018

This new teaser from Google brings us back to square one as we now have no idea if the leaks were true or Google deliberately leaked those to distract us from the real Pixel 3.

Google's smartphones are targeted at the premium end of the market and have proved pretty popular among Australian consumers despite their high price tag.

The firm's '#MadeByGoogle' event kicks off at 11a.m. (ET) on Tuesday and is hosting a livestream of all the announcements. The bigger Pixel 3 XL starts from $899 and goes up to $999 for the 128GB variant. The Pixel 3 XL is expected to come with a 6.7-inch display, an increase of 0.7-inches, while the smaller Pixel 3 will come with a 5.5-inch display, a difference of 0.5-inches. The Pixel 3 will not sport a notch, unlike its Pixel 3 XL sibling.

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Regardless of sensor quality, artificial intelligence is the battleground for the best phone camera - and Google is the undisputed king of AI. If you on the go and wished to relax with a video or movie, Pixel Slate with its rich Pixel density and impressive screen size won't disappoint you.

Previous rumours suggest the phone will be powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.


The third generation of Pixel phones unveiled Tuesday at an event in NY features screens that span from one edge to another. On the front, it has dual 8-megapixel cameras (wide-angle and normal sensor). It appears that users may be able to switch between f/1.8 and f/2.2 apertures. Also, we might see a new version of the their Chromecast digital media player and even a Chrome OS tablet.

Beyond the tablet experience, the Pixel Slate can be paired with the Pixel Slate Keyboard, which is a folio-style keyboard cover.

The Pixel 3 features two front-facing selfie cams, one with a wide angle to fit more people in.

Google is still trying to figure out Pixel.

The Google Home Hub is the latest smart home product from Google's Home devices. "Introducing Google Home Hub", he further said. The Hub now recognizes who is speaking, and has a sleep mode where it won't interact with anyone, according to Google, which is clearly conscious of family safety issues, but not so conscious to build in decent parental controls.

It also shows that the device will be available in two colors - chalk and charcoal. But Google has shaved off bezels around the screen considerably and has used a layer of glass on the back, something that also enables wireless charging in the new Pixel 3 phones. Google's custom Pixel Visual Core is doing all the heavy lifting here which makes all the HDR+ processing notably faster. It's the first time Google has embraced the format, which Samsung has had for a few years and Apple adopted last year. This will ensure a solid connection with no latency (unlike Bluetooth equivalents).

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